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Most recent answer: 05/16/2013
Q:
Will there be any shock if we touch two high tension wires and the wires are just in air without any connection with the poles nor they do not have any indirect connection with ground. Will there be or wont there be any shock if the high tension wires are in connection with the pole or indirectly with the ground. Please answer this.
- Prudhvi Raj Borra (age 16)
Machilipatnam,Andhra Pradesh,India.
A:
Unless the two wires are the same phase (very unlikely) there is a huge voltage between them. If you touch them both, you will die.

Mike W.

(published on 05/16/2013)

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